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Summer Salads Week 3

The Pioneer Woman’s 

This is not a recipe that I would normally make because I don’t normally eat bacon. Although lately there has been something about bacon…ahhhh bacon. Since I love the Pioneer Woman I thought I would try her take on this classic salad.

Check out this hilarious clip from one of our favorite comedians Jim Gaffigan, all about bacon.


Here’s what you’ll need: 

3 Whole Eggs 
7 slices thick-cut peppered bacon
1 small whole red onion
1 package white button mushrooms
3 tbsp red wine vinegar 
2 tsp sugar 
1/2 tsp dijon mustard 
dash of salt 
8 ounces baby spinach 

Hard boil your eggs.
Fry the bacon until crispy.
Drain the fat into a bowl and reserve. 
Slice the red onion very thing and add to the skillet.
Cook slowly until onions are caramelized.
Remove and set aside.
Slice mushrooms and add to same skillet.
Cook until caramelized and brown 
Chop the bacon. Peel and slice the eggs. 
Make the hot bacon dressing.
Add 3 tbsp of bacon fat, vinegar, sugar, dijon and salt to a small saucepan or low heat.
Whisk together and heat until bubbly. 
Add the spinach to a large bowl. 
Arrange onions, mushrooms and bacon on top.
Pour the hot dressing over the top toss to combine.
Arrange the eggs over the top and serve. 

Here’s a few things I would do differently next time: 
I would not use any bacon fat for the dressing. 
I would use some olive oil or avocado oil in it’s place
I would leave the onions raw.
Other than that the flavor is awesome and the salad delicious.

How are you liking the salad recipes? 
Any suggestions on what I could make next? 


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